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Fall Wedding at Avanti Mansion

Avanti Mansion is a beautiful Buffalo wedding venue that has everything you could need. The gardens were an ideal spot to enjoy pops of fall color at Dia and Tyler’s October wedding. Their colorful details and energetic reception made for an unforgettable experience.

A groom kisses a bride on the stone steps leading to the garden wedding ceremony at Avanti Mansion.

An Avanti Mansion Wedding

Avanti Mansion actually has three spaces for ceremonies and receptions: the Amore Ballroom, Amore Library, and Garden. Bad weather won’t stop your wedding here. Capacity for these spaces ranges between 105 and 275 guests. Packages for weddings of 100 guests range between $14,000 and $18,000.

A bride sits on a couch in pajamas with bridesmaids taking selfies on a phone.

Two bridesmaids help a bride put on her veil in a bedroom decorated with antique furniture at Avanti Mansion.

A groom and groomsment in tuxes stand cheering at a Buffalo wedding photographer.

A wedding party lines up on either side of a love sculpture outside the Buffalo Bills stadium.

Dia and Tyler had their wedding in The Garden. This space has several acres of gardens that are great for romantic portraits. As you can see from Dia and Tyler’s wedding photos, the ceremony space is really unique. Guests sit on a tiered hillside overlooking the ceremony spot which you reach by a little wooden footbridge.

A bride taps a groom on a shoulder for a first look in a garden at Avanti Mansion.

A bride turns in front of a groom to show off her wedding dress at their first look at Avanti Mansion.

A bride sits on a groom's lap for a wedding portrait on a window seat inside Avanti Mansion.

The original structure that’s now Avanti Mansion was built in 1895. It was a summer home for a businessman, but it fell into disuse and was abandoned in the 1970s. The current owners bought it in 2004 and completed renovations in 2005 and again in 2016. The upgrades included revamping their culinary offerings and getting ready suites.

A bride and groom kiss surrounded by their wedding party at a fall wedding in Buffalo.

A bride laughs and holds down her veil as she walks down stone steps towards a garden wedding ceremony at Avanti Mansion.

Even though most of Dia and Tyler’s wedding took place outside, we took some portraits indoors too. You can see how the venue includes vintage details and decor to create a timeless atmosphere. It was a good setting for some more formal portraits.

A bride and groom stand in front of a floral wedding arch with their wedding parties lined up on either side in the Japanese Garden at Avanti Mansion.

A bride laughs while a groom reads his wedding vows beneath a floral arch.

A groom laughs while a bride reads her vows from a stand.

Unlike some nature-centric wedding venues, Avanti Mansion is actually in Buffalo just off Highway 62. It’s not far from the Penn Dixie Fossil Preserve and Nature Park in the Big Tree neighborhood. For locals, it’s so convenient not to have to drive far out of town for a complete outdoor wedding experience.

A bride and groom stand on the porch of Avanti Mansion with family members for formal portraits.

A groom stands under a bridal veil with a bride and kisses her on the cheek.

Bright floral arrangements and candles decorate the tables of an Avanti Mansion wedding reception.

A groom lifts a bride for a choreographed first dance in a white wedding tent.

Fall Wedding Colors for Dia and Tyler

Dia and Tyler’s Avanti Mansion wedding embraced the fall colors. The trees surrounding the ceremony spot were just starting to turn orange and gold. The chilly October weather proved a bit unpredictable. Luckily, we were able to do a first look outdoors.

A bride and groom raise their arms in the middle of a dance floor under a white and green floral installation.

A bride poses with wedding guests in front of a custom neon sign outside an Avanti Mansion wedding.

A bride and groom laugh while bridesmaids give a wedding toast.

The florals and wedding colors were perfect for the season too. Dia’s bridesmaids wore shiny emerald dresses that stood out beautifully in photos. Their wedding arch and bouquets were a rainbow of jewel-toned blooms that added to the lush, festive feeling too.

A bride's father spins her under a floral installation hanging over a dance floor at an Avanti mansion wedding.

A mother and son dance side by side at a Buffalo wedding.

A couple slow dances in a wedding tent decorated with strings of lights and white and green florals.

Intentional Touches for a Personalized Wedding

This Avanti Mansion wedding had so many deeply personal moments. Most of Dia’s bridesmaids came from New York City, and they spent the morning laughing and enjoying each other’s company at their AirBnB. Meanwhile Tyler and his groomsmen headed to Highmark Stadium for some photos! The stadium was only about five minutes, so it was easy enough to incorporate this fun stop for these Bills fans. It didn’t come as any surprise later that night when some wedding toasts ended with “Let’s go Buffalo!”

A wedding guest points a bubble machine at the ceiling of a wedding tent.

A bride holding an LED light stick dances in a cloud of bubbles at a wedding reception.

Their ceremony in the Japanese Garden at Avanti Mansion included lots of family participation. Dia’s mother and father and Tyler’s grandmother each had parts in the ceremony. To incorporate a Jewish tradition, Tyler stepped on a glass at the end of the ceremony.

A bride and wedding guests dance holding cocktails.

Women in green bridesmaids dresses dance with a bride in a cloud of bubbles at a wedding reception.

At an Avanti Mansion wedding reception, guests dance under bubbles with LED light sticks.

You can tell from these wedding photos what a lively and loving couple Dia and Tyler are. They are big Phish fans and did a really impressive choreographed first dance to “Shade” before opening the floor to guests. Once the dance floor opened, they broke out a bubble machine. I highly recommend this touch to bring your party to the next level!

A bride and groom dance while wedding guests stand nearby and cheer.

A bridesmaid in a green dress reaches out to pop bubbles.

Dia and Tyler’s guests had such a great time. They did one of the most epic horas I’ve ever seen! Guests lifted Dia and Tyler up beneath the floral installation in the center of the tent, and you can see the pure joy on their faces.

Wedding guests in silk dresses bump hips on the dance floor.

Wedding guests lift Dia and Tyler in chairs for the hora in the middle of the wedding tent at Avanti Mansion.

A bride and groom laugh and raise their arms as guests carry them in chairs for the hora.

Would you like me to photograph your wedding? I’m a Buffalo wedding photographer, and I’d love to document your wedding magic with fun photos. I want to hear all about your big plans. Reach out to me here!

Thank you to the vendors who made Dia and Tyler’s wedding possible!

Dress Brand and Store: Pnina Tornai from Kleinfelds NYC

Suit Store: Men's Wearhouse

Hair and Makeup: Golden Hour



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